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Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

School Spirit Prevails at West Seneca Crosstown Hockey Contest

School Spirit Prevails at West Seneca Crosstown Hockey Contest

High school seniors were celebrated at Monday’s boys varsity hockey match-up between cross-town rivals West Seneca East and West.

Prior to the game, senior athletes and their parents were honored in a brief ceremony on the ice in front of a standing room only crowd. As each senior was recognized, he presented his parents with a flower.

The National Anthem was then performed by East Senior’s men’s choral group, Crazy Guys of Ebenezer.

Though the game resulted in a 2-2 tie, the evening was marked with several other significant activities.

Throughout the night, East’s Trojan Nation club collected donations of winter hats, scarves and gloves for the needy. Trojan Nation, a character council and school spirit organization, also sponsored a half-ice shot competition between the second and third periods for those who made a donation.

Petition Drive Directs Governor to Mandate Anti-concussion Ordinances

Petition Drive Directs Governor to Mandate Anti-concussion Ordinances

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute, has created a petition drive asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. 

“This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement.

Live Harness Racing Continues Saturday at Buffalo Raceway

Live Harness Racing Continues Saturday at Buffalo Raceway
Racing Canceled Friday, Jan. 21

Buffalo Raceway has canceled tonight's races, Friday January 21. Winter weather including snow and high winds has caused unsafe track conditions. Racing will resume Saturday, January 22 at 6:40 pm. 

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- Following a great opening weekend the racing action continues at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday. 

Flurrious! 2011

Flurrious! 2011

Enjoy some winter fun today (Jan. 16) at Delaware Park for the 1st annual Flurrious! winter event. Here is a link to the schedule:

http://www.bfloparks.org/images/uploads/Flurrious_Event_Sched.jpg

 

And for more images go to:

http://onsightstudio.smugmug.com/WNYEvents2011/Flurrious/15464456_pQeXK#1157808881_o5H2o

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

First Annual Winter Carnival at the Historical Society: Indoor and Outdoor Activities for ALL AGES!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's all-age, indoor/outdoor Winter Carnival will take place Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is made possible with generous support from the Northwest Buffalo Community Center.

Special guest Sabretooth, the Buffalo Sabres' beloved mascot, will be here to greet visitors and pose for photos.

Outdoor activities include snowshoeing with Tifft Nature Preserve instructors, Iroquois Snowsnake game demonstrations, sledding, and snowman building.

Indoor activities will include face painting, arts & crafts, mini-museum tours and artifact scavenger hunts. In addition, everyone can enjoy live music from Vitamin D, a young local band that plays family-friendly reggae, funk and soul music. Indulge in delicious, locally made baked goods from Chrusciki Bakery, and free hot chocolate! Also the Museum’s model trains will be running all afternoon.

Kite Boarding at the Buffalo Outer Harbor

Kite Boarding at the Buffalo Outer Harbor

Here is a great way to make outdoor activities in WNY a truly year-round experience. Check out this local company who knows how to take full advantage of our "breezy" waterfront. 

More images from this event can be found here.